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Inexpensive 3-D Capture Camera Produces High-Quality Images in all Environments

Inexpensive 3-D Capture Camera Produces High-Quality Images in all Environments

When Microsoft released the Kinect for Xbox in November 2010, it transformed the video game industry. The most inexpensive 3-D camera to date, the Kinect bypassed the need for joysticks and controllers by sensing the user's gestures, leading to a feeling of total immersion into the game. Microsoft sold 8 million Kinect units within 60 days, making it the fastest-selling electronic device ever. [More]
Broadband Terahertz Radiation Can Be Laser-Generated from Microplasma in Air

Broadband Terahertz Radiation Can Be Laser-Generated from Microplasma in Air

Researchers at the University of Rochester's Institute of Optics have shown that a laser-generated microplasma in air can be used as a source of broadband terahertz radiation. [More]
EyeVision Filters Enable Accurate Counting of Eggs

EyeVision Filters Enable Accurate Counting of Eggs

These days "Image Processing“ is a topic in many industries and it is de rigeur in industrial applications. Hardly a production line can manage without industrial camera and evaluation software such as EyeVision. Also the agribusinesses. [More]
Optical Precision Components Manufacturer, OWIS Celebrates 35th Anniversary

Optical Precision Components Manufacturer, OWIS Celebrates 35th Anniversary

The OWIS GmbH, headquartered in Staufen i. Br. in the southwest of Germany, celebrates this year its 35-year anniversary. The company can look back on a successful development history: Since its founding in 1980, OWIS® has become a leading manufacturer of state-of-the-art precision components for the optical beam handling and of micro and of nano-hybrid positioning systems. [More]
Multiple Markets Benefit from Resolve Optics’ Ultra Compact Z-10 High Definition Zoom Lens

Multiple Markets Benefit from Resolve Optics’ Ultra Compact Z-10 High Definition Zoom Lens

Resolve Optics reports on how organisations within the Broadcast industry as well as the Medical, Robotics, Machine Vision, Underwater Monitoring and Military markets are all benefiting from its ultra compact Z-10 high definition zoom lens. [More]
Researchers Manipulate Laser Beam's Polarization to Increase Speed of Data Transmission

Researchers Manipulate Laser Beam's Polarization to Increase Speed of Data Transmission

As the world's exponentially growing demand for digital data slows the Internet and cell phone communication, City College of New York researchers may have just figured out a new way to increase its speed. [More]
Invisible Hand Illusion' Can Be Extended to an Entire Invisible Body

Invisible Hand Illusion' Can Be Extended to an Entire Invisible Body

The power of invisibility has long fascinated man and inspired the works of many great authors and philosophers. In a study from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet, a team of neuroscientists now reports a perceptual illusion of having an invisible body, and show that the feeling of invisibility changes our physical stress response in challenging social situations. [More]
SID and HIS Announce Final Program for Market Focus Conference on Touch during Display Week 2015

SID and HIS Announce Final Program for Market Focus Conference on Touch during Display Week 2015

The Society for Information Display (SID), in collaboration with IHS, today announced the final program for its Market Focus Conference on Touch, part of the Business Track being held during Display Week 2015 at the San Jose Convention Center from May 31-June 5. This one-day event on June 3 will feature industry-leading companies providing insights into the latest developments in the touch technology industry. [More]
Fuji Electric’s Cost-Effective HMI Displays for the Global Market Receives UL Certification

Fuji Electric’s Cost-Effective HMI Displays for the Global Market Receives UL Certification

Fuji Electric Corp. of America announced today that they have obtained UL Certification on their line of cost-effective HMI displays for the worldwide market. The MONITOUCH TECHNOSHOT Series began shipping in June 2013, and features enhanced CPU for faster response times along with the industry’s thinnest structure, measuring only 36mm thick. The certification by UL broadens the market for this series, which is ideal for a variety of applications including packaging and compressors. [More]
Carnegie Science Launches Scientifically Advanced Aircraft-Based Mapping and Data Analytics System

Carnegie Science Launches Scientifically Advanced Aircraft-Based Mapping and Data Analytics System

Carnegie Science announces the launch of the Carnegie Airborne Observatory-3 (CAO-3), the most scientifically advanced aircraft-based mapping and data analytics system in civil aviation today. “The future of ecosystem research takes off,” remarked principal investigator Greg Asner of Carnegie’s Department of Global Ecology. [More]
Researchers Capture Live Images of Process of Taste Sensation

Researchers Capture Live Images of Process of Taste Sensation

Scientists have for the first time captured live images of the process of taste sensation on the tongue. [More]
Beckman's BIC Magnetic Resonance Imaging Helps View Dynamic Images of Vocal Movement

Beckman's BIC Magnetic Resonance Imaging Helps View Dynamic Images of Vocal Movement

In order to sing or speak, around one hundred different muscles in our chest, neck, jaw, tongue, and lips must work together to produce sound. Beckman researchers investigate how all these mechanisms effortlessly work together--and how they change over time. [More]
Laser 2000 to Distribute JDSU kW Class Laser Systems

Laser 2000 to Distribute JDSU kW Class Laser Systems

JDSU today announced that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Laser 2000 GmbH, a optical solutions provider of almost 30 years, based in Munich, Germany, to provide its kW class fiber laser and kW class direct-diode laser products throughout Europe. [More]
NEC Display Solutions to Demonstrate NC1201L Digital Cinema Projector at CinemaCon 2015

NEC Display Solutions to Demonstrate NC1201L Digital Cinema Projector at CinemaCon 2015

NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, today announced July 2015 availability of the latest addition to its digital cinema laser projector lineup, the NC1201L Digital Cinema Projector, targeted to modest theaters. [More]
SPIE DSS 2015: II-VI Optical Systems to Launch New Owl-IR Zoom HD Lens

SPIE DSS 2015: II-VI Optical Systems to Launch New Owl-IR Zoom HD Lens

II-VI Optical Systems (II-VI OS), a California-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of II-VI Incorporated will present at the SPIE-DSS show in Baltimore, Maryland, April 20-23, 2015, Booth #725. [More]

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